CJGA Team Canada Heads to Scotland on Mission to Claim John Clark Trophy
Oakville, ON (August 4th, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Team Canada will once again being travelling over sees to the home of golf St. Andrews, Scotland to compete in the 13th annual Euro Junior Golf Cup. The three day match play tournament is scheduled to begin on August 8th and conclude on August 10th. The tournament will be played at Leven Links, Ladybank Golf Club and Crail Golfing Society in Scotland. CJGA Team Canada has won the John Clark Trophy eight times since 2005, finish second place in last years event behind the Americans.
Prior to arriving in Scotland the team took part in a two day training camp at Glen Abbey Golf Club, just days after hosting the 2017 RBC Canadian Open. The team fine tuned their games while building team chemistry before leaving for Scotland Friday night. CJGA Team Canada will consist of 10 juniors from all across Canada, who have qualified for the event through a series of six Euro Junior Golf Cup qualifiers on the CJGA National schedule, held across Canada earlier this season.
Representing CJGA Team Canada this year will be:
Brady McKinlay – Lacombe, Alberta
Ty Steinbring – Barrhead, Alberta
Richard Dou – Calgary, Alberta
Kai Lewis – North Vancouver, British Colombia
Bryan Chan – Port Coquitlam, British Colombia
Ethan Collins – Whitby, Ontario
Graeme Edwards – Mississauga, Ontario
Luca Ferrara – Toronto, Ontario
Michael Katsman – Richmond Hill, Ontario
Vincent Poirier – Candiac, Quebec
About Euro Junior Golf Cup
Formerly known as the World Junior Golf Cup, the Euro Junior Golf Cup was developed in 1998 and is held in Fife, Scotland every year. Popular among juniors across North America and Scotland, the Euro Junior Golf Cup provides junior golfers with an opportunity to re-visit golf’s history and maybe make some of their own. Three countries participate each year – Canada, represented by the Canadian Junior Golf Association, the United States, represented by the International Junior Golf Tour, and Scotland represented by the Fife Golf Union States. The tournament takes on a unique format with the three teams competing in singles matches over three days to determine a winner for the John Clark Trophy.
About the Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. Currently in its 25th year, the CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.
Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information, please visit www.cjga.com.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.
For Additional Information:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications and Media Assistant